We’re thrilled to have recently launched BookEnds Jr., a site dedicated to all of BookEnds’ Children’s (picture book, middle grade, and YA) books!
So, without further adieu, here is our first BookEnds Jr. round-up! We’re thrilled to share with you all of the good news from #TeamBookEnds!
Monthly Spotlight: This month’s Jr. spotlight is our first ever picture book! Congratulations to Tara, Becky, and agent Tracy Marchini. Take a look below:
I AM FAMOUS by Tara Luebbe and Becky Cattie, Illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethroff
Kiely knows she is famous! The paparazzi (her parents) follow her every move, documenting with cameras. It’s exhausting being famous, but someone has to do it! She even gets to perform a big song at her grandfather’s birthday. When she messes it up, she’s worried she’s lost her audience forever, but it turns out that no one is as loyal as her fans who love her.
Also, Tara and Becky were featured in this awesome article on Publisher’s Weekly!
It’s been three years since Miles fell for Vivian, a talented and dazzling transgender girl. Eighteen months since a suicide attempt left Vivian on life support. Now Miles isn’t sure who he is without her, but knows it’s time to figure out how to say goodbye.
He books a solo trip to Iceland but then has a hard time leaving the refuge of his hotel room. After a little push from Oskar, a local who is equal parts endearing and aloof, Miles decides to honor Vivian’s life by photographing her treasured Doc Martens standing empty against the surreal landscapes. With each step he takes, Miles finds his heart healing–even as he must accept that Vivian, still in a coma, will never recover.
Told through a series of instant messages to Vivian, this quirky and completely fresh novel explores love, loss, and the drastic distances we sometimes have to travel in order to move on.
We’ve got some pretty awesome Macmillan’s Fierce Reads spring tour Tricia Levenseller news! You can catch her on with Mary E. Person, Taran Matharu, and Maurene Goo, with stops in 7 cities. Tour stops and dates are in that link above!
Coming soon: Here are two exciting deals from #TeamBookEnds announced this past month!
Sylvan Creekmore at Wednesday Books has acquired, in a preempt, S. Gonzales’s Only Mostly Devastated. Pitched as Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda meets Clueless, inspired by Grease, the book follows a boy trying to navigate a family crisis and a move to a new school who is quickly adopted by a new group of friends and comes face-to-face with his summer fling—only to discover that the perfect boy he remembers now won’t even look at him. Publication is planned for spring/summer 2019; Moe Ferrara at BookEnds Literary brokered the deal for world rights.
Meera Sriram’s THE YELLOW SUITCASE, illustrated by Meera Sethi, the story of a girl who travels from America to India to mourn her grandmother’s passing and discovers a gift left just for her, to Alexis Orgera and Chad Reynolds at Penny Candy Books, for publication in Fall 2018, by Tracy Marchini at BookEnds for the author.
Lastly, BookEnds was thrilled to welcome to the team February’s newest clients:
Beth Campbell’s newest client: Jenn Stark,
And several clients coming over with Naomi Davis: Becket Ghioto, DeShanna and Trinity Neal and Lindsey Frydman!